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CBS
Oct 8, 2013 4:30am PDT
, salmonella outbreak has sickened hundreds and foster farms isn't issuing a recall. kpix 5's joe vazquez reports, the company is saying people aren't cooking the chicken properly. >> the number is right there. >> reporter: ed of el sobrante says he bought foster farms raw chicken and was about to prepare dinner when he saw a report on kpix 5. he bought the same chicken with the same serial numbers as the ones making people sick p6317, 6317- a and another one. >> why do they put stuff out with salmonella? >> reporter: the u.s. department of agriculture's food safety and inspection service issued a public health alert saying 278 people got sick with strains of salmonella heidelberg in 18 states predominantly california and that the illnesses are associated with raw chicken products produced by foster farms at three facilities in california. that chicken is still being sold right now. we found it on the shelves at a local grocery store. that's because no recall has been issued. >> i don't know why they are not recalling it. >> reporter: this uc-berkeley professor, dr. lee riley, says you sh
CBS
Oct 11, 2013 4:00am PDT
mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. you're watching a special edition of kpix 5 this morning. and we are following some breaking news this morning. what you've been wanting to hear as you wake up, bart trains are running this morning. there is still no contract though. and negotiations, they are set to resume this morning. kpix 5's anne makovec is in oakland this morning. reports there could be a walkout monday morning. anne? >> reporter: yes, strike averted. that is a relief but only a temporary relief right now. both parties are expected back here at the negotiating table in oakland at 10:00. but the unions did issue a 72- hour notice of a possible strike coming as soon as monday morning's commute. now, the parties emerged from this building after talking until almost midnight last night. they did announce no deal at that point but no strike yet. bart's chief negotiator said they have a new proposal ready to go but that the unions asked them to hold off until today. the unions said they were told local politicians and bart's general manager would be joining the parties at the table
CBS
Oct 15, 2013 5:00pm PDT
why b.a.r.t's chief negotiator is in disney land today instead of here. i am brian webb kpix 5. >> of course, before that, if b.a.r.t or its unions does come out and make an announcement, we will get you that live. ed to, 156th day that b.a.r.t and its unions have been trying to find common ground. >>> the threat of a walkout lit up twitter about midnight last night. #b.a.r.t strike was trending with about 7,000 tweets as the deadline came and passed without a word of strike. not knowing whether the trains will be running has left tens of thousands in limbo the past couple of days. as kpix 5's john ramos reports, commuters are getting fed up with playing the waiting game. >> everyone is up until midnight twittering, facebooking, texting each other, how are we going to get to work? do you want to set up a car pool? what are we going to do. >> we have heard a lot about the financial woes of b.a.r.t and what its workers think they deserve. but lost in the conversation is how it's affecting the riders. talk to them and one word always seems to pop up. >> trying to yule us as pawns
CBS
Oct 11, 2013 4:30am PDT
walnut creek but we kick it off with the latest on contract talks with kpix 5 reporter anne makovec in oakland. anne. >> reporter: the two sides are expected back at the bargaining table here in oakland at 10:00 this morning. the unions as you mentioned did give a 72-hour notice which means there is the possibility of a strike come monday morning if they don't reach a deal before that point. the parties talked until almost midnight last night. then emerged announcing no deal. bart's chief negotiator said they have a new proposal ready to go but the unions asked them to hold off until today. there is a gag order on the details of all the latest proposals. at last word we heard they had reached an agreement on pensions but salary and healthcare still up in the air. the unions said they were told local politicians and bart's general manager will be joining the parties at the table today. >> i don't know the answer to why it's taken this long. it's been six months. and i'm just hopeful that now that they will participate in the process that we can get this done. >> reporter: in july bar
CBS
Oct 10, 2013 4:30am PDT
incident at his santa clara county home last year. kpix 5 reporter keit do has details on the house party gone bad. >>> reporter: this is aldon smith's six bedroom 8200- square-foot $1.7 million party mansion in the east san jose foothills. last summer, court documents say the alcohol was flowing and the guns were blazing. >> like pow, pow! yeah. >> reporter: no, neighbor sarah was not invited. it was a widely publicized party but it was not free. smith's contract is worth $23 million. nonetheless, he charged $10 for admission and $5 for drinks. party-goers started fighting. someone fired a shot into the garage. smith then went to the balcony and tried to clear the crowd by firing a .45-caliber handgun twice into the air. you ducked? >> i did duck, yes. i didn't know what it was. then i realized, what was that noise? i kind of figured it was gunshots. >> reporter: a gunfight broke out, two people got shot and smith got stabbed. at one point, somebody went into his closet and grabbed one of the assault rifles and began walking around the party with it, a party filled with gang member
CBS
Oct 10, 2013 6:00pm PDT
over the bart workers. live in fremont, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> we'll have continuing coverage of the strike threat on kpix.com. and right here on kpix 5 as well including another live report that's coming up at 6:30 with the very latest on the ongoing negotiations. >>> tomorrow, we will have a special extended edition of our kpix 5 morning show because of that possible strike and our coverage will begin a half hour earlier for you at 4 a.m. pacific time. >>> we have a traffic alert right now for this evening's commute. an injury accident backing up traffic eastbound across the bay bridge. block at the berkeley curve. >>> faculty and staff at a bay area university will not cover abortions and others could follow suit. mark sayre is live in santa clara with why those affected are so upset. mark. >> reporter: well, elizabeth, this letter from the university president said, after reviewing the affordable care act and also california law, the university is allowed to drop abortion coverage from its insurance plans. there are 1600 faculty and staff members at santa clara university impacte
CW
Oct 9, 2013 10:00pm PDT
>>> this is kpix 5 news on kbcw >>> we are learning more about the wild night that left a 49ers star facing felony weapons charges >>> everyone wants answers, and we want answers, too. we don't have all of the answers. >> sf general refuses to take questions about the missing patient found dead on hospital grounds. >>> foster farms says it will not raul recall the contaminated chicken putting people in the hospital. what it plans to do instead. gooevending. i'm ken >> i'm elizabeth cook. foster farms could face their own government shutdown in a matter of hours. >> the sushgssda is threatening action against foster farms. so far, as you mentioned, no recall on the chicken, but kroger and food for less decided to remove the chicken from those affected plants on their own. other major stores continue to stock it. >> it's still on the shelves. we shot this video at a san francisco supermarket tonight. this is raw chicken from foster farms directly from three california processing plants that have been identified by the usda as having been contaminated with salmonella. tonight weir
CBS
Oct 14, 2013 6:00pm PDT
strike, kpix 5's julia goodrich tells us workers for ac transit just issued their own 72-hour strike notice. >> reporter: liz, talk about a double whammy to commuters in the bay area. think announcement coming today. ac transit announcing their own 72-hour notice. that means come thursday morning they could strike. i just talked with the president of the atu local 192. this affects all ac transit and alamo and the contra costa counties -- alameda and contra costa counties. now, just a few minutes ago, i asked the president if this was timed with the b.a.r.t negotiations. she told me no. >> this comes along a time when b.a.r.t is also negotiating, too. >> well, what's going on, it could be a coincidence, but our strike notice is not timed for the b.a.r.t negotiations. the b.a.r.t negotiations are totally separate from the negotiations that ac transit and local 192 have. so our primary focus is on local 192 z the memberships and the public. >> reporter: as for what ac transit, the district has to say, they are not offering any comment right now, liz. at ninety nonane have been schedule
CBS
Oct 15, 2013 6:00pm PDT
not. brian webb kpix 5. >> brian, thank you for that. we will check back later. >>> as we have been reporting night after night, people are down right angry about all this. as allen martin shows us, even those wideep connections, there is no denying that. >> reporter: we spoke with a former member of the b.a.r.t board of directors. while the two may not see cry to eye, they certainly see problems. >> the angst this is causing, the anger. >> and it is not the first time. >> every single time since we had a lengthy strike in 1979, every time. this is nothing new. >> so, how do we prevent this standoff from happening again. they say the problem lies partly with the board of directors. what he sees is an unnecessary lair of bureaucracy. >> there are three elected transsit boards. two of them are in the bay area. >> b.a.r.t is one, strike ac transit is tore. >> b.a.r.t started in the early 1960s. a lot of us leaved that everything was democratic in those days including how you make a train run. it is a place where elected people don't need to be. a lot of places they do need to be. this
CBS
Oct 11, 2013 12:00pm PDT
at midnight. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec with more on the talks that are continuing. >> reporter: they marched in here to the caltrans building at 10:00. they have not emerged since. so bargaining is going on as we speak. but although the strike was averted this morning, the unions did issue a 72-hour notice of an intent to strike so there could be a strike if they don't reach an agreement all weekend long as soon as monday morning's commute. >> last night the district did attempt to give you's last best final offer. what we said to them was, wait a minute. we have proposals that are still on the table. >> reporter: those proposals are being discussed this morning. as the two sides agreed to bargain through the weekend. >> it's not a simple, uhm, puzzle to put together when you have so many moving parts. >> reporter: one of the biggest another looming strike possibility when the next deadline hits at 11:59 sunday night. but former assembly speaker willie brown doesn't think the union also actually walk. >> and they really are just posturing. but let me tell you what is significan
CBS
Oct 9, 2013 11:00pm PDT
>>> this is kpix 5 news >>> contaminated chicken left on store shelves even after hundreds of californians have gotten sick. good evening. i'm elizabeth cook. >> i'm ken bastida. foster farms has a few more hours to clean up its act or the feds tell our joe vasquez they will shut down three processing prants. >> the usba threatening action against them. so far no raul ore call on the chicken, but we have learned kroger and food for less decided to remove the chickens from those affected plants on their own. other major stores continue to stock it. >> it's still on the shelves. we shot this video at a san francisco supermarket tonight. this is raw chicken from foster farms directly from three california processing plants that have been identified by the usda as having been contaminated with salmonella. tonight we're learning the usda threatened to withdraw those inspectors from the three processing plants effectively shutting the plant down if foster farms doesn't come up with the correct action plan. the usda is giving foster farms until tomorrow to come up with the corrective
CBS
Oct 11, 2013 6:00am PDT
but first kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is in oakland where negotiators will be back at the table at 10:00. >> reporter: both sides expected to be here in oakland at 10 a.m. to continue negotiations. but there is that 72-hour notice hanging over everybody's head right now. that means there is the possibility of a bart strike as soon as monday morning's commute. >> we need to get this done. >> reporter: and that's one of the few things bart management and union leaders agree on. emerging from talks just before the midnight deadline last night, they announced they will extend talks through the weekend. bart's chief negotiator didn't have much else to say. were you able to present your latest proposal? >> we did not. they asked us not to and we have not. >> reporter: who asked you not to? >> the union [ censored ] asked us not to present but we'll be back here tomorrow at 10. >> reporter: which brings us to today a new proposal and new people at the table. >> the unions expect that the bart general manager will sit down and bargain with workers beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. and will rem
CBS
Oct 10, 2013 5:00pm PDT
special edition of the kpix 5 morning news because of that possible strike. coverage begins a half hour earlier starts at 4 a.m. and you can find the latest developments at kpix.com. >>> new at 5:00 a bay area city with a crime problem finds $2.5 million to hire more police. sounds great, right? but that's where the story takes a turn. our da lin on where that money is being spent instead. >> reporter: many people in vallejo say crime is so bad over the years, that they have taken matters into their own hands. >> i have a gun in my bedroom. i lock myself into my bedroom. i have the gun right by my bed. >> reporter: someone kicked down lynndalynn's gate. >> reporter: it's like you're on your own. >> reporter: she knows the department is understaffed but wonders why since the money is there. >> it's ridiculous. >> reporter: instead of spending the $2.5 million set aside for new officers, the city will be paving streets. >> i can't hire the officers fast enough. >> reporter: the chief says there just aren't enough qualified candidates. >> simply saying we can just hire a bunch of peop
CBS
Oct 9, 2013 4:30am PDT
vanished nearly three weeks ago. but kpix 5's joe vazquez reports from san francisco general the missing woman's family is still waiting for positive identification. >> there are a lot of things strange about this case. i don't have to tell that finding a dead body in a stairwell in a hospital is in itself strange. >> reporter: a employee found a woman's body just outside a fire emergency door on the fourth floor on a rarely used stairwell. it's not clear how she got there or how she died. david perry the spokesman for the family of a missing woman is still looking for answers. >> i'm sure that the people at sf general are working very hard to find out what happened, why it happened and to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> reporter: 57-year-old lynn spaulding was battling an infection when she checked into the hospital on september 19. two days later a nurse checked on her at 10:15 a.m. and she was fine. when the nurse checked back at 10:30, spaulding was gone. lynn reported feeling disoriented from her medications. hospital officials say they searched the medical center here
CBS
Oct 7, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. kpix 5 reporter mark sayre is live in san jose to explain the thought behind this plan. mark. >> reporter: elizabeth, it was last november that voters approved a plan to release some 3 strikes inmates early and santa clara county says by giving them some financial assistance, that is could help improve public safety. >>> reporter: as many as 3,000 state inmates could be released from prison under the voter- approved proposition 36 once a judge finds they are no longer an unreasonable risk to public safety, they could be back on the streets. >> this one frankly is a little counterintuitive. it's not a natural by any means. >> reporter: santa clara county supervisor joe simitian says the program could save taxpayer money and also help improve public safety. >> because if they fail again, they will go back to state prison at a cost of $60,000 a year for those of house are taxpayers. and they may end up climbing through your bedroom window or mine at 3:00 in the morning and the that's not something we want to see. >> reporter: while the feel detains have yet to be worked out, it
CBS
Oct 10, 2013 12:00pm PDT
keep you posted on the negotiations. right now live in oakland, anne makovec, kpix 5. >> we have an exclusive poll that shows what bay area commuters think. the message to both bart and unions: enough, already! our kpix 5 surveyusa poll taken last night finds that three- quarters of bay area adults oppose a strike by union workers, more than half saying state law should ban transit worker strikes. >> in the event of a strike it's important for passengers to make alternate commute plans. kpix 5 reporter elizabeth wenger shows us some of your options. >> reporter: if there is a bart strike, try working from home or changing your hours if you can. if you have to drive, avoid the freeways that parallel bart lines. typically the worst backups have been at the bay bridge and the toll plaza. maybe try the san mateo or the dumbarton bridges instead or go through marin county towards the richmond/san rafael bridge and head south on 101 towards the golden gate. carpool hours will also be extended on many freeways from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. so maybe try giving casual carpool a try. there will also
CBS
Oct 16, 2013 12:00pm PDT
brooks is tracking how this is affecting wall street. and we begin with kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo with what the deal really means. ryan. >> reporter: michelle and frank, the house gop is meet as we speak to talk about the deal. the proposal does not accomplish a long-term solution. instead what senate leaders came up with is a temporary fix. senate leaders reid and mcconnell have finalized a bipartisan budget compromise. >> congress reaching a historic bipartisan agreement to re-open the government and avert default on the nation's bills. >> it's my hope that today we can put some of those most urgent issues behind us. >> reporter: but with all this big talk, you would think senate leaders figured out a long-term solution to the two issues hanging over d.c., the truth is the proposal reopens the government for three months. it also raises the debt ceiling until february. >> this is far less than many of us had hoped for, frankly. but it's far better than what some have sought. >> reporter: votes could take place late today and tonight. if congress doesn't pass a bill the governmen
CBS
Oct 12, 2013 7:00am PDT
have a lot of bargaining to a new offer may be on the t today. that's as the . >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> we're hopeful, but we have a lot of o bargaining to do. >> a new offer may be on the table today. that has as the clock continues to tick toward the next big deadline for b.a.r.t. and union leaders. this weekend, talks are aimed at prevents another strike. >>> and also under the gun. d. c. lawmakers trying to strike a deal on the budget, a key vote for senators this morning. >>> and how some american icons will reopen today despite that government shut down. it is 7:00 on saturday morning, october 12th. thank you for joining us. i'm anne makovec. >> and i'm brian hackney, we're off to a chilly start, but prospects for a warmer day ahead. we'll have the details in a few minutes. as we look at the numbers live, low clouds over the golden gate bridge, the whole forecast in a minute, first ann has the latest on the b.a.r.t. situation. >>> b.a.r.t. and union leaders continue to work trying to avoid another strike. b.a.r.t.'s general manager is likely to make a new offer. talks wi
CBS
Oct 15, 2013 6:00am PDT
the world, the stories ma that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. >> hi, everyone. and good morning, tuesday october the 15th. i'm frank mallicoat. >> and i'm michelle griego. time is 6:00. moments ago, an update on bart talks that continued all night long. let's get right to kpix 5 reporter cate caugurian at cal trans headquarters in oakland. >> reporter: frank and michelle, the federal mediator came out and says that both sides will be taking a break from negotiations until later this afternoon. bart management and the unions walked out of the building after nearly 17 hours of negotiations. still no word on a deal. the federal mediator assured commuters trains will be running today but not comment on the progress of negotiations. >> at the mediator's request, we'll be taking a recess until early this afternoon. and that's all i'm going to have to say at this moment. negotiations are continuing and back at it early this afternoon. >> reporter: now, this is a major shift from what we saw last night. the unions were close to calling for another bart strike and said it would take a ha
CBS
Oct 14, 2013 5:00am PDT
the world, the story on kpix 5. >> good morning everyone. it's monday, october 14. i'm michelle griego. >> i'm frank mallicoat. we know it's running and nice weather and take the day off too, right? lots of sunshine to the coastline. offshore winds and not strong. still strong enough to clear the skies out. and looks like it's very nice weather too. we expect school temperatures to begin with the sunspots, especially in the north bay. low 40s right now. clear sky for a little chilly in some spots. 51 degrees in san francisco. and sunshine well into the 70s and the south bay. temperatures moving into the 70s and low 80s. towards the coastline and coastline. elizabeth. >> the reports of big bowling ball size rocks and blocking at least one lane in the southbound direction. let you know as soon as it clears and the commute. it could cause slowdowns. also, no problem this morning and everything moving right along. the roadwork into treasure island. this morning, all trains on time. in fact, they've got 36 right now all on schedule with more on our potential bart. let's go to michell
CBS
Oct 12, 2013 6:30pm PDT
deadline at midnight tomorrow night. you can find updates and commute alternatives, any time, on kpix .com. >>> a bay area costco store has recalled rotisserie chicken linked to a nationwide salmonella outbreak and sickened 300 people in several states. the south san francisco costco has recalled nearly 40,000 pounds of roast chicken and related products. chicken salad and leg quarters, bought at the star, between september 11th and september 23. and a recorded message on the store's phone warrants the throw out or return any leftover chicken products. >>> food stamp recipients in at least 17 states have been unable to use their food stamp debit cards today. it is because of a computer problem. officials say routine tests of backup systems by xerox which provides the technology resulted in system failure. in some area, the system is back up and running. but some states, including california, are still having problems connecting. >>> in a statement, the u.s. department of agriculture spokesman says ebt carts in a number of states have sterial stopped working today due to a technical issue.
CBS
Oct 14, 2013 11:00pm PDT
>>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> we could find out any minute if bart is going to strike, but there was another surprise announcement today that could be a double whammy for commuters. we have team coverage. let's get right to christin ayers at bart headquarters tonight. there's less than an hour left. where do things stand? >> well, there is still no teal tonight. just a short time ago, the union came out and talked to us about that. frankly it seemed like they did not believe there would be a deal tonight at all. a federal mediator who's appointed by the president was actually sitting in at negotiations today. he would not talk to us about what kind of progress is being made at the bargaining table, but the union spokesman, however, very plainly urged bart riders to make alternate plans for tomorrow. that was just about 30 minutes ago. he said the union have given a counter proo pose sal to bart's last best final offer, but bart seems determined to stand firm. >> it's with regret to say we don't have a deal. we have given the district a proposal. we're still attempting to reach a deal
CBS
Oct 12, 2013 1:35am PDT
,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> this is kpix 5 news >>> they're done for the night with no done deal. bart and its union say they're committed to reaching a contract agreement. what we're learning about the talks that just wrapped up. good evening. >> i'm elizabeth cook. our sharon chen is live. they were at the table for almost 13 hours today. any signs we're closer to a deal? >> well, talks ended for the day about 45 minutes ago, and they are promising to come back tomorrow. both sides say these meetings today were positive. >> the word today, and we're meeting tomorrow. we met today, and we're meeting tomorrow at 9:30. >> the pressure was onto reach a deal before sunday night at midnight when bart's union threatened to strike. the main difference today, bart's general manager grace has been at the table all day, and the meetings have been face to face, no longer separated on different floors. now, we get to both sides. first, the union say the presence of several other elected officials is helpful, but bart's chief negotiator says having the other elected officials there is counter productive.
CW
Oct 13, 2013 10:00pm PDT
strike is just two hours away. good evening i'm ann notarangelo. kpix brian webb has been staking out the situations all day in oakland. brian, any movement yet? >> reporter: the bottom line, no answer yet. and it is a little bit of a buzz on out here. no signs of a deal yet. we've got two hours left to two on this. president obama's guy, negotiator george, all hovering around, trying to help. and now, we are almost in the 11th hour, literally. time for a hale mary's path before it happens, but we haven't heard a peep from inside in several hours. earlier today the governor said both sides would be fools to let a strike happen. >> it would be bad for both sides at this stage when you're getting this close to put at risk your reputation and the economy and everyone loses. >> reporter: the media is gathered out here. we'll stay out here until an update happens. >> president obama sends his associator to oakland. at this late hour, has he been able to do anything? >> reporter: i asked the bart negotiator about that. they will take any help they could get as they are up there still ta
CW
Oct 14, 2013 10:00pm PDT
, the art of negotiation. reporting live in oakland, kristen ayers, kpix 5. >> the salary is not the only thing as they tell us that there will be a lot more to it than money. >> they are not thrill about the impending strike as it will be necessary to talk tough because some of the work rules that will be out of date. >> if you have been faxing a report to people, then we cannot ask you to e-mail it anymore without a mutual agreement. >> reporter: they say that their train operators don't even work a full shift that they only make two round trips about 4.5 hours of the actual work per shift, but they still get paid their full eight hours. also from time to time, bart says that they want to pay overtime, only after 40 hours. >> currently at bart you can call in sick or not show up on the day you are scheduled to work and come in on your regular day off and get overtime, even though you have not worked 40 hours. >> it's a shame to see him come down here. >> reporter: the unions are also focused on the bart management's behavior as they have repeatedly remarked about what they perceive
CBS
Oct 9, 2013 6:00pm PDT
work, mark. kpix 5's da lin continues our team coverage in san leandro tonight with a project aimed at revitalizing that city. da. >> reporter: that's right, ken. you can't miss the big kaiser permanente building driving along 880 here in san leandro. it's located right next to the freeway at the corner of fairway street -- fairway drive and merced street. now, this brand-new hospital is giving the west side of san leandro a big economic boost. case in point, this once vacant business commercial lot here, once vacant, now it is prime real estate here in san leandro. once home to large manufacturers and automobile factories, the west side of san leandro has seen a major transformation. the kaiser permanente medical center is set to open next summer bringing 2500 highly paid medical workers along with patients and their visitors to san leandro. that's a lot of people and money coming in. >> we're all very excited. >> reporter: already, some outpatient facilities have set up shop next to kaiser. more are on the way. >> this is actually the treatment area for the dialysis clinics. this
CBS
Oct 11, 2013 6:00pm PDT
, mark kelly, kpix 5. >> a b-1 131 also requires mental health information to be sent to the department of justice electronically and gives deadlines for that to happen. >>> violent crimes like this one caught on surveillance in oakland isn't just instilling fear in some communities. it's also hindering economic development in the city. this is video of gunmen robbing a chinese restaurant this past summer. da lin shows us now that some business owners are seeking out safer cities in the suburbs. da. >> reporter: ken, they are investing their money in cities where they know the police can respond faster. that robbery you saw on tape happened here inside lee's garden restaurant and the owner says she no longer has the confidence in the city's ability to protect businesses like hers. angela loves oakland came here 10 years ago and in 2008 opened her first business, lee's garden, on park boulevard. now that she is expanding with a second restaurant, she is going somewhere else. pleasanton. >> oakland is too much problem. i feel unsafe. >> reporter: unsafe because over the summer
CBS
Oct 16, 2013 1:35am PDT
is kpix 5 news. >>> breaking news, we just learned there will be no bart strike tomorrow. why hundreds of thousands of commuters have this man and a trip to disney land to thank. >>> let's get right to christin ayers who is outside the negotiations tonight. christin? >> yeah, the federal mediator coming out of a long day of negotiations in the building behind me a short time ago to let us know the trains will indeed run tomorrow. we've learned the talks will also continue tonight, and they will keep going possibly into the early morning as they did yesterday. what is still unclear is whether that means the strike deadline has been extended to tomorrow or whether striking is even off the table. we really don't know. the federal mediator would not answer questions about that. >> we are intimately involved in the negotiation process. we're devoting all our efforts and energy to achieve an agreement, the parties to achieve an agreement, and i will not be taking any questions. >> the man you heard there is the federal mediator, george cohen, head of the federal mediation service ac
CBS
Oct 9, 2013 5:00pm PDT
hospital grounds without anyone noticing? kpix 5 reporter ryan takeo on a little used stairwell at the center of a very strange hospital tragedy. >>> reporter: >> this is a nightmare. >> reporter: for lynne spalding's family and friends, this was a bad dream realized. the 57-year-old went to sf general with an infection in mid-september. she went missing two days later until a worker found her body tuesday morning. >> this has shaken us to the core. >> reporter: san francisco general says they believe it's spalding, an engineer finding her on a stairwell during a routine check done every three months. the sheriff's department says it's rare to use the stairwell because it's outside a fire exit. >> it is alarmed, locked from the outside and exits into the hospital grounds at the very bottom of the stairwell. >> reporter: during the initial search, no one checked the stairwell. but hospital staff insist nurses followed protocol once they noticed spalding was missing. >> when she was not found, hospital staff notified the family and the sheriff's department on site. the sheriff searched t
CBS
Oct 14, 2013 5:00pm PDT
aftercandle stick. they are in the crosswalk. happened in pleasantton. kpix 5's ann notarangelo reports an important safety feature in that crosswalk was under the off for -- turned off for repairs. >> crews were working days after a 65-year-old woman and her 72-year-old husband were injured in this crosswalk. they are in serious condition. the driver stopped and is cooperating with police. she has told them she did not see the couple. >> your first response is oh no. >> that was the reagency when he heard about the accident as pleasantton's traffic engineer, this is one of the crosswalks he evaluates every year. he says they try to let drivers know there will be people crossing the street. >> we have advanced warning signs, signs at the intersection at the crossing location. our most recent were flashing beacons which are the ones up on the pole. you push the button. we also had crosswalks there that flash. >> those in ground lights are not reliable and have been breaking inburning out so the city decided to replace the system. they pulled out the old lights last tuesday and sc
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Oct 14, 2013 12:00pm PDT
. >>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> bart riders get a reprieve from a threatened strike. why unions wanted to keep trains rolling at least one more day. good afternoon everyone. i'm michelle griego. >> afternoon. i'm frank malachi. we begin with news at a construction site in santa clara. a steal worker was killed. this is the truck down below where the rebar was on. somehow while he was in the process of unloading the rebar it fell on him and he was crushed the accident was reported a little before 7:00 this morning. he was take on the a hospital where he was pronounced dead. the victim, 61-year-old man from vacaville. his name has not been released. all construction at the stadium has stopped for the day. this is the second death at this construction site in four months. >>> and now on to the threatened bart strike. trains are running today with a walk out averted for at least a day. the two unions have agreed to a 24 hour reprieve. we're in oakland right now. kate? >> reporter: we know that sciu local 1020 started their meeting with bart an hour ago. we saw mooney go in. we have
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Oct 15, 2013 12:00pm PDT
benefitting living beyond breast cancer. come on, let's support pink. looks good, doesn't it? >>> this is kpix 5 news. >> it's frustrating. no information in regards to what you need to do the next morning. >> fed up with uncertainty. bart riders left for one more day. good afternoon. i'm michelle griego. frank is on assignment. >>> talks are set to resume in about an hour between bart and unions. and right now it's uncertain whether trains will be running tomorrow. cate caugurian is in oakland where the unions made a counter proposal and took a break for a few hours. >> michelle, they will be back here in just an hour. we did speak with bart management or a spokes person from bart just a few moments ago who confirmed the chief negotiator will not be at today's bargaining session. here's what they had to say about his absence. >> he is not here today. he's not needed. grace is at the table. she is in charge. she is leading this and we have another lead negotiator. he is here along with our team. he is not needed. grace is leading the charge. >> reporter: now, he might not be here but both side
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Oct 12, 2013 5:30pm PDT
>>> this is kpix 5 news. >>> for the first time since a major salmonella outbreak began, tens of thousands of pounds of chicken pulled off store shelves here in the bay area. >>> gps is supposed to steer you in the right direction. how it nearly cost one man and several other drivers their lives. >>> both sides in the ba talks are back, meeting face to face. why they spent much of today separated. >>> good evening. i'm ann notarangelo. the threat of a monday bart strike that could bring the bay area to its knees is still looming. but there are signs of hope. kpix 5's brian is outside the talks. apparently the two sides weren't even in the same room? >> reporter: that's what we're hearing. we're also hearing we might have an update any moment, although we've been waiting for about an hour. maybe a half hour ago, some of the people involved in the talks walked down the street. not sure if they're on a dinner break or done for the night. but unfortunately, that sign behind me sums it up. day 153. that means no deal has been done yet. at stake, as you mentioned, a messy monday mornin
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Oct 9, 2013 12:00pm PDT
another glass ceiling broken. women's groups are calling the appointment a victory. kpix 5's cate caugiran shows us the cal professor is joining the ranks of other high-profile women rising in the ranks. >> reporter: dr. janet yellen is making history. she is now the first woman ever to lead the world's most powerful central bank. >> it's not just that she's this, you know, a woman in a high ranking position. it's the nature of the position being economics and math and these kinds of areas that women are traditionally underrepresented in. >> reporter: "san francisco examiner" columnist melissa griffin-caen says when picking a new fed chair it's all about the qualifications, not gender. but the fact that yellen is breaking the so-called glass ceiling is still a huge victory. >> they are not going to say what about motherly duties, how are you going to clean house and do this job in to the extent we're moving away from that and strictly sticking to character, it's tremendous. >> i think a woman as head of the federal reserve, a qualified woman, would be a very positive thing for thi
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Oct 15, 2013 4:30am PDT
. >> reporter: some kind of shift took place overnight. reporting live, cate caugurian kpix 5. >> the alternatives for getting around the bart strike may be limited to carpooling. hov lane enforcement will be extended from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 80, 680, 880 and 92 and 84. and ferry service will be beefed up in oakland, san francisco, al media, alameda harbor bay. check out our strike is your viefsh al guide on kpix.com. >> if you are hoping to catch a bus, that could be difficult too this week. ac transit union issued a 72 hour strike notice which hits thursday at midnight. mark kelly with more on this developing story. mark, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, frank. this looming bart strike has been hard enough on commuters. now out of the blue ac transit has given its 72 hour notice to strike thursday morning. we talked with one woman who says this is really messing up her commute. >> another major transportation system in the bay area is threatening to strike. come thursday morning, ac transit buses could come to a halt. that's a big inconvenience to riders like alisa. >> i'm l
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Oct 14, 2013 6:00am PDT
after the national forest. across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. good morning, everyone. it is monday october 14th. happy columbus day. >> i'm michelle. we have team coverage on the contract hospice. we start with kpix 5 reporter kate in oakland. >> reporter: they say we give you one day to fix that. bart management and the union burned the midnight oil working late into the night. took a turn for the worst when the latest offer would be to accept a final offer. management claims 7 million on friday for the four-year contract. >> gone to bed at night and not knowing if bart will there or not and be there long enough. >> reporter: union say it's not good enough and less than the one management offered in the past. >> it is progressive. we can take it to members for a vote and again, we want to bargain a full, fair, equitable contract and the offer we received is none of that. >> reporter: won't be on the table long and weeks to accept before taking it away. we are seeing the shift in negotiation. it's not a good one and let's make
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Oct 15, 2013 5:00am PDT
outside the cal trans building waiting for any new developments. cate caugurian, kpix 5. >> we have some information how to get around in case there is a bart strike. you have a few options like taking the bus. bart will run 150 free shuttles from san francisco and back from nine east bay bart stations. could serve about 6,000 passengers a day. or try the carpool lane. hov lane will be open from 5 in the morning to 7 at night. 80, 680, 880 and highways 92 and 84. you can try your luck with the ferry. there will be beefed up service in oakland, san francisco, alameda, alameda bay and vallejo. check out our strike survival guide on kpix.com. >> and don't count on ac transit either. mark kelly says they too could hit the picket line as early as thursday night. could be out of luck come friday i guess. >> reporter: could get messy. the threat of the bart strike looming. now it seems like out of the blue, a strike threat from ac transit as well. we talked with one woman who says this is really going to mess up her day. >> another major transportation system in the bay area is threatening to s
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Oct 10, 2013 5:00am PDT
adults oppose the strike by union workers. kpix 5 reporter anne makovec is at the walnut creek bart station with growing support for a move to stop strikes by transit workers statewide. >> reporter: that cooling-off period ends at 11:59 tonight. we don't know if there is going to be a strike. the unions have not given their 72-hour notice. but they are not required to do so. so that means a strike is still a possibility as soon as tomorrow morning's commute. with the haggling continuing into the night, commuters are tense, torn and at the mercy of a looming bart strike. our exclusive kpix 5/surveyusa poll found that 44% of respondents think bart management has made a better case than the unions. what's more, 53% of those surveyed think california law needs to change to ban transit strikes altogether. >> obviously, as a commuter it's inconvenient. and it's put a damper on my commute. the powers that actually shut down transportation really cripple a city, it seems to be out of step. >> reporter: such bans are already in place in new york, chicago, d.c. and here in the bay area. >> ev
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Oct 7, 2013 6:00pm PDT
san carlos, mike sugerman, kpix 5. >> and san carlos city officials estimate between 3 and 5,000 people are living along that route, that pipeline that's now shut down. >>> california's online health exchange is open for business after a weekend tune-up but many people still need help with the online marketplace. in tonight's consumerwatch, julie watts shows us where they can get it. >> reporter: greg doesn't just visit his local library to check out books. it's also where he is learning about obamacare. >> there's been a whole lot done in terms of letting people know what what's going on. >> reporter: libraries are playing a role in helping residents understand the basics of the affordable care act. >> we can tell them what it is and how it affects them. >> reporter: this san francisco librarian says it's a natural fit. >> most of us have because of our training we're familiar with technology. we know how to fill out forms online. we're also good about finding government information. >> reporter: many of san francisco's libraries are also holding information workshops in the com
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Oct 16, 2013 4:30am PDT
advise them don't count on it. sharon chin, kpix 5. >> the shutdown is costing the u.s. a lot of money. moody's analytics puts the tab at $22 billion so far. >>> 4:36 now. a baggage handler is arrested in connection with a dry ice explosion at l.a.x. the past few days. this was the scene sunday night when one ice bomb exploded two others were found. nobody was hurt. 28-year-old decarlo bennett was arrested report in explosions. police had suspected the culprit was a disgruntled employee since the devices were all left in areas that require special clearance. >>> san diego's ex-mayor is under house arrest this morning. yesterday, bob filner pleaded guilty to felony false imprisonment for placing a woman in a head lock. he also pleaded guilty to two battery misdemeanors for kissing and groping two others. he will serve three years' probation and three months home confinement. >>> you know what lawrence was doing yesterday? >> at the beach. >> grabbed my little girl and went to the beach. what a gorgeous day. time to enjoy the sunshine all the way to the coastline. today looks like anothe
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Oct 10, 2013 6:00am PDT
exclusive kpix 5/surveyusa poll finds 75% of bay area adults oppose the strike by union workers. >> how a woman was missing for 17 days in san francisco general hospital? >> there are more questions than answers after the coroner confirms lynne spalding's body was found in the stairway at sf general. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> five, everyone. good morning. thursday is here. hi. everyone. it's october 10. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:01. >>> developing now at 6:00, gunmen have killed napped the prime minister of libya -- kidnapped the prime minister of libya last night. this morning he is free. this is a picture an arab news network got of prime minister ali zeidan as gunman took him from a hotel in the capital of tripoli. there are not a lot of details about his release. but it appears libyan forces intervened in some way. >>> right now, a standoff has a neighborhood blocked off
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Oct 9, 2013 5:00am PDT
investigating. >>> kpix 5 anne makovec is at san francisco general where the body of a missing patient was found in a stairwell. >> reporter: this woman went missing two weeks ago. this morning we are waiting for more information for positive identification on that body found in the stairwell and the cause of death. >>> reporter: >> there are a lot of things strange about this case. i don't have to tell you that finding a dead body in the stairwell of a hospital is in itself strange. >> reporter: all indications point to the possibility that body belongs to 57-year-old lynne spalding. she was in the hospital for an infection and was disoriented from medications on september 21. yesterday an employee found a woman's body in an exterior stairwell outside an emergency door on the hospital's fourth floor. a spokesman for spalding's family says she has two grown daughters now just waiting by the phone. >> it's difficult when you get a call saying we think we found your mother's body and spend the day literally by the phone hoping for information. she is on an emotional roller coaste
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Oct 9, 2013 6:00am PDT
democracy. >> -- the stories that matter on kpix 5 news this morning. >> scherzer has done it again! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> good morning, it's wednesday, october 9. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now 6:00. >>> developing now at 6:00, several people had to evacuate their homes when a fire started at a berkeley fourplex. this is near san pablo avenue. it started around midnight at the top floor. the man who lives there went to every unit, banged on the doors and told people to get out. one evacuee says she wasn't aware of the seriousness of the situation at first. >> i couldn't go to sleep and i hear somebody banging on my door that their apartment is on fire. i didn't know what to do. first of all i don't want to open the door to a crazy person. it could be somebody trying to break in. i get my roommate and it hit me. it smelled like fire. so we had to get out. >> no one was injured and firefighters are investigating how it started. >>> happening today it president obama is expected to nominate federal reserve vice chair janet ye
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Oct 8, 2013 5:00am PDT
>> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> that one is gone! >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> good morning, it's tuesday, october 8. i'm michelle griego. >> hi, everyone. i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on your tuesday. and first check of weather, roberta is in for lawrence and it looks pretty good. >> one of the coolest mornings, however, so far this autumn season. good morning, everybody, we have dipped all the way to 43 degrees at this hour in santa rosa. otherwise, mid-40s in napa, sonoma. upper 40s in pacifica, low 50s in the tri-valley. you want to compare today to yesterday? the cooling trend continues. we were at 76 degrees in san francisco on monday. today we're talking about 68 degrees, a couple of degrees below average. livermore slides from 87 to 79 degrees. you will feel the difference there. santa rosa down to the mid-70s. a chance of sprinkles in your wednesday forecast. otherwise, a dry weather pattern all the way through monday.
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Oct 8, 2013 6:00am PDT
country's debt limit. >> from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "kpix 5 news this morning. >> that one is gone! captions by: caption colorado comments@captioncolorado.com >> your realtime captioner is mrs. linda m. macdonald. >>> good morning, tuesday, october 8. good to have you with us. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:01. >>> new this morning a truck crashed into an apartment building on donna lane and camden avenue in san jose. the vehicle for j drains router service. the driver fell asleep, says the owner of the company, hit parked cars and then crashed on the lawn. no word on any injuries. >>> a salmonella scare is centered in california. hundreds have been sickened after eating foster farms chicken and the company is not issuing a recall.mark kelly reports. why is the bad chicken still on the shelves? >> reporter: in cases with salmonella and chicken, the government does not force the chicken company to take its product off the shelves. so at this point, foster farms chicken is still on the shell on store shelves. but here
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